GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 02: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates to his net during pregame as practice pucks are pushed onto the ice against the Anaheim Ducks at Jobing.com Arena on March 2, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter